Head of Academy Strength & Conditioning

  • Houston Dynamo
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • 08 Oct, 2021
Full time Academy Leadership & Management Strength & Conditioning Youth

Job Description

The Head of Strength and Conditioning for the Houston Dynamo Academy will be accountable for leading and managing the strength and conditioning program, ensuring all players have the capacity to perform at the highest level. The candidate will design and implement an age appropriate program to enhance the long-term athletic development for all academy players, including preparing off-season plans for all teams. This position will report directly to the Head of Performance.

Responsibilities 
  • Design, implement and review appropriate strength and conditioning programs for all Academy teams
  • Design and implement age appropriate movement skill sessions to enhance performance 
  • Conduct pre-training warmup activation and injury prevention sessions 
  • Collect and analyze GPS data for the designated Academy teams 
  • Collect subjective data for all Academy teams utilizing the clubs Athlete Management System 
  • Design individual corrective exercises based on test results and maintain athlete records 
  • Assist in designing an Academy testing protocol to help ensure long term athletic development 
  • Assist Academy coaches in planning training to enhance tactical periodization 
  • Assist the First Team performance staff when necessary 
  • Must be available to work long hours, including but not limited to holidays and weekends 
  • Extensive travel to Development Academy away games will be required

Skills, Abilities, & Other Attributes
  • Exhibit a deep understanding of the principles of Long-Term Athlete Development and a commitment to continual improvement 
  • Possess a team-first mentality 
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a demanding environment 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Exceptional time-management and organizational skills 
  • Detailed oriented 
  • Ability to motivate 
  • Energetic and dependable 
  • Professional approach to all aspects of the job 

Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or a related field required (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Minimum of (2-3) years of experience working with elite/competitive athletes 
  • Proficiency in demonstrating athletic movement both on the field and in the gym 
  • Experience with sports science technology required 
  • Previous experience coaching athletes at a professional, collegiate or academy level 
  • Knowledge of nutritional requirements for athletes is preferred 
  • NSCA CSCS or CPT and/or NASM PES or equivalent Certifications preferred 
  • CPR/AED Certification 
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

We reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.